Impressions

Coming to a city near you: Long Beach, Orlando, Atlantic City, Fort Worth, Nashville

Process/Production


Faux Embroidery for Screen Printing

There are many ways to decorate apparel, yet one — if not the main — issue always is the customer’s budget.
 

Full Story

Is Your Ink Film Fully Cured?

If there is one sure-fire way to lose clients in this industry, it is to sell them finished garments that fade after five to 10 wash cycles. 

Full Story

The Advantages of Plastisol Textile Inks

During the past two decades, there has been a push from different organizations — including environmental agencies and large sporting goods companies — to have traditional plastisol inks either modified or replaced.

Full Story

Press Coverage: From Manual to Automatic

From the day we started our textile screen-printing business in 2006, my father, Bob, and I knew an automatic press was in the cards. But as with everything else, we recognized that timing and planning were critical with respect to making the leap. 

Full Story

Putting Your Best Print Forward

When trying to garner new sales for your apparel decoration business, it is important to have a complete portfolio of what you have done, can do and potentially could do. 

Full Story

Top Tips to Improve T-Shirt Print Quality

One of the reasons I like working in this industry is that it has a great mixture of art and science. There is a craftsmanship feel to it that is palatable on the production floor.  

Full Story

Handling Hoodies With Unique Printed Locations

One way to stand out from your competitors is to offer a process that they don’t, particularly with regard to printing placements. This will not only create a specific demand that can land you clients who appreciate higher levels of creativity and artwork, but it also can develop strong customer relationships that are built on a “can-do” mentality. 

Full Story

Flock Printing: A Closer Look

Decorating garments with flock is a technique that has been practiced for decades and could be considered the first real “special effect” for garment decoration. 

Full Story

Proper Ink-Disposal Methods

People often ask me whether waste inks can be thrown in the garbage or flushed down the sink.  The short answer is “No” to both disposal options. 

Full Story

Printing Basics: Reflective Inks

Following is a brief explanation of the methods, and reasons behind them, when it comes to reflective-ink printing. 

Full Story

Services and Resources